shopping in Oslo ...
main street Karl Johan, the exclusive shopping centre Paleet
is filled with great finds, including Danish designer Ilse
Jacobsen, best known for her delightful rubber
boots and rain coats in every colour. Also in Paleet, the
wonderful lingerie shop Det
lille under, has everything from beautiful
swim wear to fun, colourful bras for breast-feeding mums.
There's also a men's section and a naughty little spicy corner.
the city centre, near the Royal Palace, Voga
has an exciting selection of cool designers, including Vivienne
Westwood, Jean Paul Gaultier, Dries van Noten, Anna Sui, Dead
Meat and many more.
In the West
End, Benedikte Ferner
(granddaughter of King Olav V) has a fabulous collection of
clothes, shoes, bags, jewellery and accessories. In the same
area, Simona Art of Fashion
offers a good selection as well. Both are a bit pricey, but
often have discounts and good deals.
The cool Grünerløkka
neighbourhood abounds in fun, quirky and often
vintage shops: Probat
offers t-shirts with unusual designs. Look for their Oslo
bags as well. Skaperverket
is run by a group of designers and artists selling their own
creations. You'll find fun clothes for children and adults,
toys, jewellery, and all kinds of wonderful gifts. Check out
the cool (and reasonably priced) hats, hand bags, dresses
and turn-of-the century children's clothes at Dukkehjem.
(Source: Anne Sophie Redisch, Twitter @SophieR)